Many thanks to Billy52 for organizing this based on a recent fanpost he wrote gauging potential interest in a Behind the Steel Curtain get together.
Here are the preliminary details:
When: Saturday, December 18th - the night before the Steelers' big game against the New York Jets at Heinz Field. A No. 1 seed in the AFC Playoffs could be at stake that week!
Where: Penn Brewery.
800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237 - 9400
According to Bill, "the event coordinator at Penn Brewery will reserve tables for our group near the bar and they're also having a Dixieland band in the restaurant that might just happen to know the Steeler fight song. Penn Brewery has some excellent local beers that they brew fresh on site and their menu includes a lot of good German dishes etc. for those who want to have a later dinner."
Bill and I will post directions and other information as the date draws closer, but by all means, please email me or him with any suggestions, questions, or if you'd like to help out in any way, shape or form. I commend Bill for getting this organized early enough in the hopes that some of you folks might be able to make it that are a few hours away. Plans change and what not, but if you don't mind, drop a 'yes' or 'maybe' in the comments section if you plan on attending so that we can be sure to have enough tables and pitchers of beer! We'll follow up sometime in November to try to get a better sense of the head count.
I have a bunch of other trips in the works this next few months, including one to New Orleans on Halloween weekend for the Steelers-Saints game. But my plan is to make it to this as well so I can finally put some more faces to names!